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Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks

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  • Learning Tree, The (1969) September 18 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died: March 7, 2006
Born: November 30, 1912 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Fort Scott, Kansas, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Leadbelly (1976) as Director
The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the south. Even in prison he became well known for the songs he had composed and sung during and before the time he spent there.
2.
The Super Cops (1974) as Director
Two rogue cops enlist a streetwalker to help them stop a deadly drug ring.
3.
Shaft's Big Score! (1972) as Director
Shaft is back to find the murderer of an old friend on the cold hard city streets with a little help from his new friends.
4.
Shaft (1971) as Director
A slick black detective enlists gangsters and African nationals to fight the mob.
5.
The Learning Tree (1969) as Director
A black boy growing up in Kansas dreams of a better life in this film version of director Gordon Parks's autobiography.

Cast (feature film)

6.
Unlikely Weapon, An (2009)
In 1968, in 1/500th of a second Eddie Adams photographed a Saigon Police Chief, General Nygoc Loan, shooting a Vietcong guerilla point blank. Some say that photograph ended the Vietnam War. The photo brought Eddie fame and a Pulitzer, but Eddie was haunted by the man he had vilified. He would say, "
7.
Shaft (2000) as Lenox Lounge Patron
When spoiled college kid Walter Wade kills a young black student, John Shaft makes the arrest. Walter skips bail and flees the country, and after two years of waiting, Shaft hauls him back into custody as Walter secretly returns to the States. But when Walter's wealthy father posts bail once again, Walter is back on the streets and looking to put Shaft in a body bag. So are two of Shaft's corrupt colleagues, Jack Roselli and Jimmy Grovitch, as well as a Dominican drug lord, Peoples Hernandez, who wants revenge on Shaft for humiliating him in the neighborhood he rules. For backup, Shaft has only his two closest pals: Carmen, a colleague on the police force; and his streetwise confidant, Rasaan. Meanwhile, Shaft has to track down the one murder witness, Diane Palmieri, who can put all of his enemies away for good even as the toughest killers in the city close in on him.
8.
50 Years of Action! (1986) as Himself
The history of the Directors Guild of America is recounted. Begun in the years when people in the United States were fighting for unions, the guild was initially not recognized by the movie studios. The organization was started by twelve men and evolved fairly peacefully until 1950 when president Jo
9.
Shaft's Big Score! (1972) as Croupier
Shaft is back to find the murderer of an old friend on the cold hard city streets with a little help from his new friends.
10.
Shaft (1971) as Harlem resident
A slick black detective enlists gangsters and African nationals to fight the mob.

Writer (feature film)

11.
The Learning Tree (1969) as Screenwriter
A black boy growing up in Kansas dreams of a better life in this film version of director Gordon Parks's autobiography.

Producer (feature film)

12.
The Learning Tree (1969) as Producer
A black boy growing up in Kansas dreams of a better life in this film version of director Gordon Parks's autobiography.

Music (feature film)

13.
Shaft's Big Score! (1972) as Music
Shaft is back to find the murderer of an old friend on the cold hard city streets with a little help from his new friends.
14.
Shaft's Big Score! (1972) as Composer
Shaft is back to find the murderer of an old friend on the cold hard city streets with a little help from his new friends.
15.
The Learning Tree (1969) as Composer
A black boy growing up in Kansas dreams of a better life in this film version of director Gordon Parks's autobiography.
16.
The Learning Tree (1969) as Music Composition
A black boy growing up in Kansas dreams of a better life in this film version of director Gordon Parks's autobiography.

Film Production - Construction/Set (feature film)

17.
Malcolm X (1992) as Malcolm X Photos Provider
The story of Malcom X, a black man who went from jail to leading a revolution.

Special Thanks (feature film)

18.
Juice (1992) as Thanks
Four Harlem friends looking to gain power and respect commit an armed robbery, which goes completely wrong.

Director (special)

19.
Martin (1990) as Director
A program featuring an original, five-movement ballet composed by Gordon Parks, which captures significant moments in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Parks introduces the ballet in a documentary segment, which includes his photographs from that tumultuous period.
20.
Gordon Parks: Moments Without Proper Names (1988) as Director
A self-portrait of the life and career of photographer, writer, director and composer Gordon Parks. The program features a diverse collection of Parks's prize-winning photographs and includes news and documentary footage tracing major events during his life. His poetry provides the narrative thread
21.
Solomon Northrup's Odyssey (1984) as Director
Based on his own writings, the drama follows the life of Solomon Northrup, who was kidnapped into slavery in the mid-19th century and spent twelve years as a slave on Louisiana plantations.

Cast (special)

22.
Picture Perfect: The Stories Behind the Greatest Photos in Sports (2002) as Interviewee
Documentary exploring the influence of still photos on sports history, focusing on some of the unforgettable images from landmark sports events. Presents the stories surrounding the photos as well as various interpretations of their significance. Among the classic moments are Babe Ruth's last Yankee
23.
Half Past Autumn: The Life and Times of Gordon Parks (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of photographer/writer/director/composer Gordon Parks. The program chronicles his entire life, ranging from his early childhood in Fort Scott, Kansas, through his journey to become a preeminent figure in photography, fiction, poetry, music and filmmaking. The program also explores America's
25.
Swingin' With the Duke: Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis (1999)
To celebrate the 100th birthday of pianist, arranger and bandleader Duke Ellington , Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra perform selections of Ellington's music. The program also features swing dancing and documentary sequences that explore Ellington's compassions as a composer.
26.
Paul Robeson: Here I Stand (1999) as Interviewee
Documentary portrait of singer, actor, author, civil rights activist and sports legend Paul Robeson (1898-1976). Includes exclusive interviews with friends and family, use of personal papers, letters, private films, confidential political documents, medical records and his wife's diaries.
27.
Malcolm X: Make It Plain (1994)
A documentary examining the life of Malcolm X.
28.
Lincoln (1992) as Voice Of Henry Highland Garnet
A two-part, four-hour documentary special about Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War as told in the words of people who figured importantly in his life. Uses the voices of an all-star cast.
29.
Martin (1990)
A program featuring an original, five-movement ballet composed by Gordon Parks, which captures significant moments in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Parks introduces the ballet in a documentary segment, which includes his photographs from that tumultuous period.
30.
Gordon Parks: Moments Without Proper Names (1988)
A self-portrait of the life and career of photographer, writer, director and composer Gordon Parks. The program features a diverse collection of Parks's prize-winning photographs and includes news and documentary footage tracing major events during his life. His poetry provides the narrative thread

Writer (special)

31.
Gordon Parks: Moments Without Proper Names (1988) as Writer
A self-portrait of the life and career of photographer, writer, director and composer Gordon Parks. The program features a diverse collection of Parks's prize-winning photographs and includes news and documentary footage tracing major events during his life. His poetry provides the narrative thread

Producer (special)

32.
Martin (1990) as Executive Producer
A program featuring an original, five-movement ballet composed by Gordon Parks, which captures significant moments in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Parks introduces the ballet in a documentary segment, which includes his photographs from that tumultuous period.

Music (special)

33.
Martin (1990) as Keyboardist
A program featuring an original, five-movement ballet composed by Gordon Parks, which captures significant moments in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Parks introduces the ballet in a documentary segment, which includes his photographs from that tumultuous period.
34.
Martin (1990) as Music
A program featuring an original, five-movement ballet composed by Gordon Parks, which captures significant moments in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Parks introduces the ballet in a documentary segment, which includes his photographs from that tumultuous period.
35.
Gordon Parks: Moments Without Proper Names (1988) as Music
A self-portrait of the life and career of photographer, writer, director and composer Gordon Parks. The program features a diverse collection of Parks's prize-winning photographs and includes news and documentary footage tracing major events during his life. His poetry provides the narrative thread
36.
Solomon Northrup's Odyssey (1984) as Music
Based on his own writings, the drama follows the life of Solomon Northrup, who was kidnapped into slavery in the mid-19th century and spent twelve years as a slave on Louisiana plantations.

Film Production - Main (special)

37.
Martin (1990) as Photography (Documentary)
A program featuring an original, five-movement ballet composed by Gordon Parks, which captures significant moments in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Parks introduces the ballet in a documentary segment, which includes his photographs from that tumultuous period.

Misc. Crew (special)

38.
Martin (1990) as Librettist
A program featuring an original, five-movement ballet composed by Gordon Parks, which captures significant moments in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Parks introduces the ballet in a documentary segment, which includes his photographs from that tumultuous period.
39.
Gordon Parks: Moments Without Proper Names (1988) as From Poetry
A self-portrait of the life and career of photographer, writer, director and composer Gordon Parks. The program features a diverse collection of Parks's prize-winning photographs and includes news and documentary footage tracing major events during his life. His poetry provides the narrative thread

Director (short)

40.
Flavio (1961) as Director

Cast (short)

41.
Soul in Cinema: Filming SHAFT on Location (1971)
A short behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of "Shaft" (1971), focusing on Gordon Parks' directing and Isaac Hayes' score.

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